Does your bike have an "engine" or a "motor"?

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Does your bike have an 'engine' or a 'motor'?

  1. engine

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  2. motor

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  1. Junyr

    Junyr New Member

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    Just curious to others thought on this. I know they're usually used interchangeably, but I was always tought that an engine is gas and a motor is electric.....
     
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    It has Both!
     
  3. karazy

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    ^ Yes, but thankfully, they didn't call it an enginecycle.

    :crazy:
     
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    General Motors, Motorcraft,MOPAR,Bavarian Motor Works.....an engine but I am pretty sure both are correct.
     
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    Junyr, your explination sounds like the same thing I was taught, which is generally correct. My VFR has only one engine but many motors...........
     
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    I found this explanation, for what it's worth...
    • Motors are electric. Electricity powers motors.
    • Engines are powered by some sort of pressure or combustion, e.g., steam engines, automobile engines, diesel engines.
     
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    karazy New Member

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    More useless info

    motor

    –noun
    1.a comparatively small and powerful engine, esp. an internal-combustion engine in an automobile, motorbike, or the like.

    2.A device that converts any form of energy into mechanical energy, especially an internal-combustion engine or an arrangement of coils and magnets that converts electric current into mechanical power.

    3.Noun A machine that uses energy, such as electric or chemical energy (as from burning a fuel), to produce mechanical motion. See also engine.

    Well it appears to be unanimous. If you still consider it a combustion engine, it still requires the starter motor to motor on out of here.

    :crazy:
     
  9. reg71

    reg71 Poser Staff Member

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    pretty much always say motor, but occasionally will say engine... I also say oil funny. I don't even know the phonetic for the way we say it where I'm from...
     
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    By definition they are both correct. I dare anybody to call an engine builder, a motor builder, though
     
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    This is a hillbilly test :spit:
    Where's Jerry Springer
     
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    I have a flat tar.
     
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    Some people are just engine mouths!
     
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    Im with you on that.

    Where I work, the propulsion prime mover is the MAIN ENGINE (whether its a diesel or steam turbine input to the prop shaft). Pumps are mostly driven by electric MOTORS, unless fitted with a steam turbine or hydraulic drives. The AC generator prime movers are "Generator Engines" if diesel driven or "Turbo Generators" if steam turbine driven.
    It would sound kind of silly to say MAIN MOTOR when it is a 10k HP or greater diesel engine. We never say PUMP ENGINE. But on ships that are propelled with electric motors, it's called a MAIN MOTOR.

    But with a car, i call it an engine, afterall the CHECK ENGINE LIGHT tells me there is an engine, not a motor under the hood. A motorcycle has a motor.

    Eh, call it whatever you want.
     
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